South Tama tops Newton by one
TAMA — Newton Senior High’s Cardinals combined for more hits than the South Tama High Trojans in Thursday night’s game. Unfortunately, the Cardinals came up on the short end of a 2-1 decision.
The Cardinals connected for eight hits in the game. Newton’s Derek Wrage gave up just five hits in a complete-game pitching performance. Wrage walked two and struck out four Trojan batters.
Newton grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the third. Michael Barr doubled and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Levi Michener. Chandler Sturtz drove in Barr with a single.
South Tama answered with a tying run in its half of the inning. South Tama (20-9) produced the eventual winning run in the sixth. The Trojans had three extra-base hits in the game.
The loss evened the Cardinals’ record at 16-16. They finish the regular season at home Monday with a junior varsity/varsity doubleheader against Oskaloosa.
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